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In Friendship's Name 



IZIND friends, your loves 
* Are registered where every day I turn 
The leaf to read them. 

— Shahspere. 




First Edition : set up and privately printed from type in 
Chicago, October, 1887. 

Second Edition : enlarged, set up, electrotyped, and printed, 
June, 1S88. Reprinted, April, 1889. 

Fourth Edition : again enlarged, printed, June, 1890. Re- 
printed, March, 1891. 

Sixth Edition : published for the trade, September, 1892. 

Seventh Edition : again enlarged, set up, electrotyped, and 

printed in New York, June, 1894. 
Eighth Edition : published in Boston, June, 1895. Reprinted, 

July, 1896. 
Tenth Edition: again enlarged, published in New York, 

August, 1899. 

Eleventh Edition : published, April, 1901. 
Twelfth Edition ; published, January, 1902. 
Thirteenth Edition; published, January, 1903. 
Fourteenth Edition: enlarged, published, March, 1904. 

copyright, 1887, 1899, 1904, 
By Volney Streamer. 

Extracts from copyrighted authors used by permission. 

Two Otowes ffswived 

OCT 19 1904 




If I do vow a friendship, I'll perform it 
To the last article." 

|HEN to the sessions of sweet silent thought 
I summon up remembrance of things past, 
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, 
And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste : 
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow, 
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night, 
And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe, 
And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight : 
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, 
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er 
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, 
Which I new pay as if not paid before. 

But if the while I think on thee, dear Friend, 
All losses are restored, and sorrows end. 

— Shakspere. 

|N the garden of our affections 
there are certain loyal natures 
that continue faithful through all 
things ; as in the kingdom of vegeta- 
tion there are certain finely organized 
and sensitive growths of flower and 
vine, which are so susceptible to 
warmth, and light, and beauty, that 
they do nothing all their lives but 
look at the sun. In the russet dawn, 
with a sublime faith, they watch the 
East for his coming. Turning on 
their slender stems all day long, they 
follow him as he makes the circuit 
of the sky ; and at nightfall, after he 
has sunk from sight, we behold again 
these flowers, their faces westward 
now, with the dewdrops shining on 
their petals, like tears gathered in the 
eyes of parted friendship. 

— John McLandburgh. 

[EACH your hand to me, my friend, 
With its heartiest caress — 
Sometime there will come an end 
To its present faithfulness — 
Sometime I may ask in vain 
For the touch of it again, 
When between us land or sea 
Holds it ever back from me. 

O the present is too sweet 

To go on forever thus ! 
Round the corner of the street 
Who can say what waits for us ? — 
Meeting — greeting, night and day, 
Faring each the self-same way — 
Still somewhere the path must end, — 
Reach your hand to me, my friend ! 

— James Whitcomb Riley. 

THINK when people have for- 
gotten that each other exist, 
it is as though they had never met. 
They are perhaps something more 
distant still than strangers, for, to 
strangers, friendship in the future is 
possible ; but those who have been 
separated by oblivion on the one 
hand and by contempt on the other 
are parted as surely and eternally as 
though death had divided them. 

— Ouida. 

Jjdve is not love 

Which alters when it alteration finds, 
Or bends with the remover to remove : 
O, no ! it is an ever-fixed mark 
That looks on tempests and is never shaken. 

— Shakspere. 

UST as in Love's records, there 
are many cases of one-sided 
passion, so in friendship you fre- 
quently see one person who makes 
all the professions or demonstrations, 
while the other person is either 
passive or actually bored. 

■ — Unknown. 

t c \ kthat is the secret of your 
life?" asked Mrs. Browning 
of Charles Kingsley ; "tell me, that 
I may make mine beautiful too." 
He replied, " I had a friend" 

riendship is love without either 

— y. C. Hare % 


flowers or veil. 

TO M. F. H. 

HAD a friend!" Oh, golden thought, 
By singer voiced, by poet heard, 

With deepest meaning is it fraught; 
But sweeter far the charm inferred 
Had he but used another word: 
" I have a friend ! " 

"I have a friend!" The noon of life 
Is reached, and vain on every hand 

Men toil and wrestle in the strife ; 
We build upon but sliding sand, 
'Til hope shows rock in weary land — 
" I have a friend! " 

" I have a friend ! " At day's decline 

We know not what the night may bring ; 
Our only claim to courts divine 

May be because the heart can sing 
Of one to whom our faith will cling: 
" / have a friend ! " 

— Volney Streamer. 

April J, igo4 

|ELL me, gentle traveler, who 
hast wandered through the 
world, and seen the sweetest roses 
blow, and brightest gliding rivers, of 
all thine eyes have seen, which is the 
fairest land ? " Child, shall I tell thee 
where nature is most blest and fair ? 
It is where those we love abide. 
Though that space be small, ample is 
it above kingdoms ; though it be a 
desert, through it runs the river of 
Paradise, and there are the enchanted 
bowers." —Unknown. 

traveler, who hast wandered far 
'Neath southern sun and northern star, 
Say where the fairest regions are ? 

Friend, underneath whatever skies 
Love looks in love-returning eyes, 
There are the bowers of Paradise. 

— Clinton S collar d. 

|LD books, old wine, old nankin blue — 
All things, in short, to which belong 
The charm, the grace that Time makes strong, 
All these I prize, but (entre nous) 
Old friends are best. 

— Austin Dobson. 

a true friend is distinguished in 
the crisis of hazard and neces- 
sity, when the gallantry of his aid 
may show the worth of his soul, and 
the loyalty of his heart. 

— Ennius. 

COR, believe me, in this world, which 
is ever slipping from under our 
feet, it is the prerogative of friend- 
ship to grow old with one's friend. 
— Arthur S. Hardy. 

|OME sing their songs of woman's love, 
Of war, and wine, and treasure trove ; 
May heaven their ways amend ! 
But one thing most of all on earth 
Will serve us best in grief or mirth, 
A talisman of priceless worth, 
A loyal friend. 

— Harold Boulton. 


y coat and I live comfortably to- 
gether. It has assumed all my 
wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere, 
has moulded itself on my deformities, 
and is complacent to all my move- 
ments, and I only feel its presence 
because it keeps me warm. Old coats 
and all friends are the same thing. 

— Victor Hugo. 

H, friendship, stronger in thy might 

Than time and space, as faith than sight ! 
Rich festival with thy red wine 

My friend and I will keep, in courts divine. 

— Helen Jackson. 

/°vne whom I knew intimately^ 
and whose memory I revere, 
once in my hearing remarked that, 
" unless we love people we cannot 
understand them." This was a new 
light to me. 

— Christina G. Rosseiti. 

i tnder the magnetism of friend- 
ship the modest man becomes 
bold; the shy, confident; the lazy, 
active ; or the impetuous, prudent 
and peaceful. 

— Thackeray. 


HE gathered at her slender waist 
The beauteous robe she wore ; 
Its folds a golden belt embraced, 
One rose-hued gem it bore. 

The girdle shrank ; its lessening round 

Still kept the shining gem, 
But now her flowing locks it bound, 

A lustrous diadem. 

And narrower still the circlet grew ; 

Behold ! a glittering band, 
Its roseate diamond set anew, 

Her neck's white column spanned. 

Suns rise and set ; the straining clasp 

The shortened links resist, 
Yet flashes in a bracelet's grasp 

The diamond, on her wrist. 

At length, the round of changes past, 
The thieving years could bring, 

The jewel, glittering to the last, 
Still sparkles in a ring. 

So, link by link, our friendships part, 

So loosen, break and fall, 
A narrowing zone; the loving heart 

Lives changeless through them all. 

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, 

STRICT similarity of charac- 
ters is not necessary or per- 
haps very favourable to friendship. 
To render it complete, each party 
must no doubt be competent to un- 
derstand the other ; both must be 
possessed of dispositions kindred in 
their great lineaments ; but the 
pleasure of comparing our ideas and 
emotions is heightened when there 
is " likeness in unlikeness." 

— Thomas Carlyle. 

companionship and communion are 
friendship's sweets, and its re- 
ward for all that friendship costs. 

— Unknown. 

ITE who is true to one friend thus 

proves himself worthy of many. 

— Unknown. 

ENTERED, upon a day, at 
the house of my friend to give 
him greeting. Then I saw that in 
the face of my friend there was a 
change, and that he did not look 
upon me with the same eyes as here- 
tofore. "There is a change," I said. 
" There is no change," he replied. 

So I gave him messages then, and 
greetings of gladness, and told him 
new things, and called him by an old 
name, and I staid with him, and we 
spoke together; but, nevertheless, I 
saw that a change had come over 
him. So I said, " My friend, there 
is a change come over thee." 

And he said, "Nay, no change." 
So we conversed together again; and 
the hour came for departure. Then 
my friend bade me stay, but I saw 
that even in his bidding there was a 
change. So I said to him, " There is 
a change, which thou canst not deny. 


Wherefore art thou changed?" And 
my friend said to me, " Farewell!" 
So I departed and left him. 

But my heart within me cried out 
against that estrangement ; and my 
soul was broken daily, so that I could 
not live. 

Therefore again upon a day I en- 
tered the house of him who was my 
friend, that I might upbraid him; and 
my friend moving toward me, I 
cried out against him as he came, 
" Wherefore art thou estranged from 
me?" But my friend, heeding me 
not at all, said, " Wherefore hast thou 
delayed so long ? '' 

And I looked upon his face, and 
he was exceeding bitter sorrowful. 

Then was I wroth within my mind, 
and knew not which way to turn. 
For I saw that the change that had 
been was in my own soul. 

— Langdon Elwyn Mitchell. 

HIPS that pass in the night, and 
speak each other in passing, 
Only a signal shewn, and a distant voice 

in the darkness ; 
So, on the ocean of life we pass and speak 

one another, 
Only a look and a voice, then darkness 
again and a silence. 

— Longfellow, 

j expect to pass through this world 
but once ; if, therefore, there be 
any kindness I can show, or any good 
thing I can do, let me do it now, for 
I shall not pass this way again. 

— Unknown. 

f count myself in nothing else so happy, 
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends. 


HIPS that pass in the night, and 
speak each other in passing, 
Only a signal shewn, and a distant voice 

in the darkness ; 
So, on the ocean of life we pass and speak 

one another, 
Only a look and a voice, then darkness 
again and a silence. 

— Longfellow. 

| expect to pass through this world 
but once ; if, therefore, there be 
any kindness I can show, or any good 
thing I can do, let me do it now, for 
I shall not pass this way again. 

— Unknown. 

I count myself in nothing else so happy, 
As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends, 


IS ships meet at sea, — a moment 
JlMf together, when words of greet- 
ing must be spoken, and then away 
upon the deep, — so men meet in this 
world; and I think we should cross 
no man's path without hailing him, 
and if he needs, giving him supplies. 
— 77. W. Beecher. 

A nd the finest fellow of all would 

be the one who could be glad to 

have lived because the world was 

chiefly miserable, and his life had 

come to help some one who needed it. 

—George ElioL 

RIENDSHIP is not like love ; it can not say, 

"Now is fruition given me and now 
The crown of me is set on mine own brow, 
This is the minute, the hour, and the day." 
It can not find a moment which it may 

Call that for which it lived ; there is no vow, 
Nor pledge thereof, nor first-fruits of its bough, 
Nor harvest, and no myrtle crown nor bay. 
Love lives for what it may win, or has won ; 
But friendship has no guerdon save to be ; 
Itself is its own goal, and in the past 
Or future can no dearer dreams be done 

Or hoped for, save its own dear self to see 

The same, and evermore unchanged to the last. 
— Edward Lucas Whife. 

'"The only rose without thorns is 

— Mile, de Scuderi, 

N poverty and other misfor- 
tunes of life, true friends are 
a sure refuge. — The young they keep 
out of mischief ; to the old they are 
a comfort and aid in their weakness, 
and those in the prime of life they 
incite to noble deeds. 

— Aristotle. 

Y\ 7e take care of our health, we lay 
up money, we make our roof 
tight and our clothing sufficient, but 
who provides wisely that we shall not 
be wanting in the best property of 
all — friends ? 

— Emerson. 

friendship is the only thing in the 
world concerning the usefulness 
of which all mankind are agreed. 

— Cicero. 

IHERE is that in our characters 
which never can be seen 
except in our writings; in fact, if 
you told your best friend half of 
what you put upon paper, he would 
yawn in your face or he would think 
you a fool. 

— Edward Bulwer. 

"-pHE man that knows, 

Receiving good, to render good again, 
Would be a friend worth more than land or goods. 

— Sophocles. 

pome people keep a friend as 
children have a toy bank, into 
which they drop little coins now and 
again ; and some day they draw out 
the whole of their savings at once. 

— Unknown, 

IRIEF knits two hearts in closer 
bonds than happiness ever 
can ; and common sufferings are far 
stronger links than common joys. 

— Lamartine. 

\A7Hen true friends meet in adverse hour, 

'Tis like a sunbeam through a shower ; 
A watery ray an instant seen, 
The darkly closing clouds between. 

— Sir Walter ScotL 

\ x that need we have any friends, if 
we should ne'er have need of 
'em ? they were the most needless 
creatures living, should we ne'er have 
use for 'em, and would most resemble 
sweet instruments hung up in cases 
that keep their sounds to themselves, 

— Shakspere* 

F the freaks of Folly have set their snares, 

And the way seems all too long 

If you've sown your wheat and garnered but tares 

And there's e'er a false note in the song; 
If the sun is clouded and skies loom gray 

And there's nothing left to do 

Why, that is the time to steal away 
To the heart of a friend that's true. 

Oh, the world is wide and the world is grand, 

And there's little or nothing new, 
But its sweetest thing is the grip of the hand 

Of the friend that's tried and true. 

— Unknown. 

' a t a dinner at which he was a 
speaker Augustus Thomas, the 
playwright, in a beautiful tribute to 
friendship, said : " Friendship is 
like an image in a mirror. The 
nearer we approach the clearer and 
more perfect in outline is the image, 
and just in the proportion that we 
recede from it does it become dim 
and finally fade.'' 

|MALL fellowship of daily commonplace 

We hold together, dear, constrained to go 
Diverging ways. Yet day by day I know 
My life is sweeter for thy life's sweet grace ; 

And if we meet but for a moment's space, 

Thy touch, thy word, sets all the world aglow. 
Faith soars serener, haunting doubts shrink low, 
Abashed before the sunshine of thy face. 

Nor press of crowd, nor waste of distance serves 
To part us. Every hush of evening brings 
Some hint of thee, true-hearted friend of mine; 

And as the farther planet thrills and swerves 

When toward it through the darkness Saturn swings, 
Even so my spirit feels the spell of thine. 

— Ellen Burroughs. 

\17hat do we live for if it is not to 
make life less difficult to each 
other ? 

—George Eliot, 

ULTIVATE, kindly reader, 
those friendships of your 
youth ; it is only in that generous 
time that they are formed. How 
different the intimacies of after days 
are, and how much weaker the grasp 
of your own hand after it has been 
shaken in twenty years' commerce 
with the world, and has squeezed and 
dropped a thousand equally careless 
palms. As you can seldom fashion 
your tongue to speak a new language 
after twenty, the heart refuses to re- 
ceive friendships pretty soon ; it gets 
too hard to yield to the impression. 

— Thackeray, 

A h, how good it feels, 

The hand of an old friend ! 

— Longfellow . 

RIENDS ! I have but one, anc 
he, I hear, is not in town; 
nay, can have but one friend, for a 
true heart admits of but one friend- 
ship as of one love. But in having 
that friend I have a thousand. 

— Wycherly. 

tie who has a thousand friends 
Has not a friend to spare, 
And he who has one enemy 
Will meet him everywhere. 

— Omar Khayyam. 

in all misfortunes the greatest con- 
solation is a sympathizing friend. 
— Cervantes. 

'-pHE ring of coin is often the knell 
of friendship. 

— Unknown. 

EW friends can never take the 
same place in our lives as the 
old. The former may be better liked 
for the time, their society may have 
even more attraction, but in a way 
they are strangers. If through 
change of circumstances they go out 
of our lives, they go out of it alto- 
gether. These latter day friendships 
have no root, as it were. Their 
growth is like Jonah's gourd — over- 
shadowing, perhaps, and expansive, 
but all on the surface ; whereas, an 
old friend remains a friend forever. 
Although separated for an indefinite 
period and not seen for years, if a 
chance happening brings old com- 
rades together they resume the old 
relations in the most natural man- 
ner, and take up the former lines as 
easily as if there had been no break 
or interruption of the intimate inter- 
course of auld lang syne. 

— Unknown. 

ORSAKE not an old friend; 
for the new is not comparable 
to him : a new friend is as new wine ; 
when it is old thou shalt drink it 
with pleasure. 

— Proverbs. 

'"pHE new is older than the old ; 

And newest friend is oldest friend in this, 
That, waiting him we longest grieved to miss 
One thing we sought. 

— Helen Jackson. 

\ A/ho seeks a faultless friend, rests 
. friendless. 

A true friend is better than a relation. 
— Turkish Proverbs, 

n old friend deserves attention. 

— Schiller 

E can never wish for too much 
happiness for our friends, for 
it happens that some of it is always 
spilled before it reaches them. 

— Unknown. 

pyEAR to me is the friend, yet I can also 

make use of an enemy ; 
The friend shows me what I can do, 

the foe teaches me what I should. 

— Schiller. 

t think the great strength of friend- 
ship consists more in liking the 
same things than in liking each other. 
— Henry W. Shaw. 

/^ursed be the useless heap of hoarded gold ! 
My stores .my friend must share. 

— Pindar. 

[HERE is nothing so great that 
I fear to do for my friend, nor 
nothing so small that I will disdain 
to do for him. 

— Philip Sidney. 

HThe years between 

Have taught me some sweet, some bitter lessons; none 
Wiser than this — to spend in all things else, 
But of old friends be most miserly. 

— -J. R. Lowell. 

Tjow few are there born with souls 
1 * capable of friendship ! Then how 
much fewer must there be capable of 
love, for love includes friendship and 
much more besides ! 

— Henrietta Howard, 

SWEETER than the honey well, 
Deep in the sweetest rose of June, 
And all sweet things the tongue can tell 

On clover-scented afternoon, 
Is friendship that has lived for years 
Through fortune, failure, and through tears. 

Though he who wears it sacredly 

Be swarted like the rafters are 
That shelter him, eternity 

May hold few jewels half so rare ! 
And God will find for such a friend 
Some sweeter slumber in the end. 

— Allan BotsforcL 

jur any of us have a variety of com- 
panions ; but how few, through 
their whole lives, ever meet with a 
friend ! 

— Unknown. 

AD he been happy and fault- 
less, I would not have loved 
him as I did. There is a degree of 
pity in all our friendships. Mis- 
fortune has an attraction for certain 
souls. The cement of our hearts is 
mixed with tears, and nearly all our 
deep affections have their beginning 
in some sorrowful emotion. 

— Lamartine. 

'npHE firmest friendships have been 
formed in mutual adversity, as 
iron is most strongly united by the 
fiercest flame. 

— Caleb C. Colt on. 

^reater love hath no man than 
^ this, that a i 
life for his friends. 

this, that a man lay down his 

— St. John, 

IHE earth to the songs of the poet 
Resounds in a deathless tune, 
Though hearts be upon or below it — 

Though the Winter be here or the June. 
Of the numberless songs that are ringing, 

Let the cadence of one song flow 
For the Aprils fled and the living and dead — 
The friends of the Long Ago. 

— WillT. Hale. 

yHE heart that friendship truly warms, 

Then marches on with double shield 
To guard it through the warring storms 
Of struggling life's great battlefield. 

— Henry Boynton. 

IN observer of life never ceases 
to be surprised at what love 
will stand. Many, if not most, 
friendships are enigmas. Usually, 
one party to a friendship does all 
the giving and the other all the re- 
ceiving. And when a friend proves 
unworthy, friendship still holds on. 
Day after day we see love pouring 
itself out upon the undeserving, en- 
during all things and hoping all 
things. One is led into a measure 
of understanding of the long-suffer- 
ing love of God by beholding what 
human love will stand. 

— Unknown. 

^pHERE is no cement in this world, 
whatever there may be in the 
next, strong enough to mend a 
broken friendship. If it was brittle 
when whole what must it be when 
mended ? 

— R. H. Stoddard. 

HE friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, 
Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel ; 
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment 
Of each new-hatched, unfledged comrade. 

— Shakspere. 

TIE who would enjoy many friends, 
and live happy in this world, 
should be deaf, dumb, and blind to 
the follies and vices of it. 

— Edward Moore. 

A* en only become friends by a 

community of pleasures. He 

who cannot be softened into gayety, 

cannot be easily melted into kindness, 

— Johnson. 

jOME people were talking with 
Jerrold about a gentleman as 

celebrated for the intensity as for the 
shortness of his friendship. "Yes," 
said Jerrold, " his friendships are so 
warm that he no sooner takes them 
up than he puts them down again." 

"HIRST on thy friend deliberate with thyself ; 

Pause, ponder, sift ; not eager in thy choice, 
Nor jealous of the chosen ; fixing, fix ; 
Judge before friendship, then confide till death. 

— Edward Young. 

| et friendship creep gently to a 
height; if it rush to it, it may 
soon run itself out of breath. 

— Thomas Fuller. 

E ought never to contract 
friendship but with a degree 
of folly which we can deceive, for I 
hope my friends will pardon me when 
I declare I know none of them with- 
out a fault, and I should be sorry if 
I could imagine I had any friend who 
could not see mine. Forgiveness of 
this kind we give and demand in 
turn. It is an exercise of friendship, 
and perhaps none of the least 

— Fielding, 

TJis gain is loss ; for he that wrongs his friend 
Wrongs himself more, and ever bears about 
A silent court of justice in his breast, 
Himself a judge and jury, and himself 
The prisoner at the bar, ever condemned. 

— Tennyson. 

[UCH is friendship, that through 
it we love places and seasons; 
for as bright bodies emit rays to a 
distance, and flowers drop their sweet 
leaves on the ground around them, 
so friends impart favor even to the 
places where they dwell. With 
friends even poverty is pleasant. 
Words cannot express the joy which 
a friend imparts; they only can know 
who have experienced. A friend is 
dearer than the light of heaven, for 
it would be better for us that the sun 
were extinguished than that we 
should be without friends. 

— St. Chrysostom. 

A nd friendship's rainbow-promise fair, 
Of hope and faith-crowned ties, 

Doth find too soon that everywhere 
A touch of discord lies. 

— Edward Freiberger. 

|RIENDSHIP is a vase which, 
when it is flawed by heat, or 
violence, or accident, may as well be 
broken at once ; it can never be 
trusted after. The more graceful 
and ornamental it was, the more 
clearly do we discern the hopeless- 
ness of restoring it to its former 
state. Coarse stones, if they be 
fractured, may be cemented again ; 
precious ones, never. 

— Walter S. Landor. 

^piiE unfinished friendships of this 

life are at once its dreariest 

experiences, and most glorious hopes. 

— Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. 

\ bove our life we love a steadfast 


jr%L friend. 

RUDDY drop of manly blood 
The surging sea outweighs. 
The world uncertain comes and goes ; 
The lover rooted, stays. 
I fancied he was fled — 
And after many a year, 
Glowed unexhausted kindliness, 
Like daily sunrise there. 
My careful heart was free again, 
O friend, my bosom said, 
Through thee alone the sky is arched, 
Through thee the rose is red ; 
All things through thee take nobler form, 
And look beyond the earth, 
The mill-round of our fate appears 
A sun-path in thy worth. 
Me too, thy nobleness has taught 
To master my despair ; 
The fountains of my hidden life 
Are through thy friendship fair. 

— Emerson. 

IOUTH is the season of friend- 
ships when we are prodigal 
with our affections, and thus it 
happens that of all those bonds so 
thoughtlessly formed some endure. 
It is an instinct of the heart that 
provides a store for the winter. 

— Arthur S. Hardy. 

Ayr en may prove and use their 
friends, and not presume upon 
their friendship in things contrary 
to the decrees of heaven. 

— Cervantes. 

ie Goetter verlassen den der 


K lop stock. 

seinen Freund verlaesst 

HIS is one reason why the mak- 
ing of new friends is so much 
easier in youth than later on. Friend- 
ship comes to youth seemingly with- 
out any conditions, and without any 
fears. There is no past to look back 
at, with much regret and some sor- 
row. We never look behind us, till 
we miss something. Youth is satisfied 
with the joy of present possession. 
To the young friendship comes as 
the glory of spring, a very miracle of 
beauty, a mystery of birth ; to the old 
it has the bloom of autumn, beautiful 
still, but with the beauty of decay. 
To the young it is chiefly hope; to 
the old it is mostly memory. The 
m m who is conscious that he has lost 
the best of his days, the best of his 
powers, the best of his friends, natur- 
ally lives a good deal in the past. 

— Hugh Black. 

RIENDSHIP often ends in 
love, but love in friendship — 

— Caleb C. Colton. 

OTiLL, Love a summer sunrise shines, 
So rich its clouds are hung, 
So sweet its songs are sung. 

And Friendship's but broad, common day, 
With light enough to show 
Where fruit with brambles grow ; 
With warmth enough to feed 
The grain of daily need. 

— Unknown. 

TjowEVER rare true love is, true 
friendship is rarer. 

— Rochefoucauld. 

|HAT friendship deepest is which is heard 
Least, which chariest is of spoken word. 
Consider, therefore, these few lines unsaid, 
And silence, Sphinx-like, brooding here instead. 

— W,H, A, 

a friendship that makes the least 

noise is very often the most 

useful, for which reason I should 

prefer a prudent friend to a zealous 


— Addison. 

a true friend unbosoms freely, 

advises justly, assists readily, 

adventures boldly, takes all patiently, 

defends courageously, and continues 

a friend unchangeably. 

— Unknown. 

OMEN have the reputation of 
placing friendship below love, 
depreciating it in misunderstanding 
it. Alphonse Karr relates that a 
lady being compelled to refuse an 
offer of marriage, offered her friend- 
ship instead. 

11 Oh no, madam," the lover replied. 
" 1 love you. I want to marry you. 
It is enough. But to be my friend 
I must know you, I must respect 
you, we must have congenial tastes. 
One does not take a friend hastily. 
Oh no, madame. Friendship is 
another thing." 

out friends are only prized when they are rare ; 

A common friend is like the common air 
Which thankless blows on all. 

— -J. Sterling Coyne. 

[SLEEP, awake, by night or day, 

The friends I seek are seeking me ; 
No wind can drive my bark astray, 
Nor change the tide of destiny. 

The stars come nightly to the sky, 

The tidal wave unto the sea ; 
Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high, 

Can keep my own away from me. 

— -John Burroughs. 

'"The comfort of having a friend may 
be taken away, but not that of 
having had one. 


E call that person who has lost 
his father, an orphan ; and a 
widower, that man who has lost his 
wife. And that man who has known 
the immense unhappiness of losing 
his friend, by what name do we call 
him ? Here every human language 
holds its peace in impotence. 

— Joseph Roux. 

p^ER Mensch hat Nichts so Eigen, 

Nichts steht so wohl ihm an, 
Als dass er Treu' erzeigen 
Und Freundschaft halten kann. 

— Simon Dach. 

npHE parting of friends united by 
sympathetic tastes, is always pain- 
ful; and friends, unless their sympathy 
subsist, had much better never meet 
— Benjamin Disraeli 

HE most powerful and the most 
lasting friendships are usually 
those of the early season of our lives, 
when we are most susceptible of 
warm and affectionate impressions. 
The connections into which we en- 
ter in any after-period decrease in 
strength as our passions abate in 
heat ; and there is not, I believe, a 
single instance of a vigorous friend- 
ship that ever struck root in a bosom 
chilled by years. 

— Fitzosborne. 

tf the friendships of the good be in- 
A terrupted, their minds admit of 
no long change ; as when the stalks 
of a lotus are broken the filaments 
within them are more visably ce- 

— Hitopadesa. 

AY fortune bless you ! May the middle distance 
Of your young life be pleasant as the foreground — 
The joyous foreground ! And when you have reached it, 
May that which is now the far off horizon, 
But which will then become the middle distance, 
In fruitful promise be exceeded only 
By that which will have opened in the meantime 
Into a new and glorious horizon ! 

— W. S. Gilbert 

\k y lov'd, my honor'd, much respected friend ! 

No mercenary bard his homage pays ; 
With honest pride I scorn each selfish end ; 

My dearest meed, a friend's esteem and praise. 

— Robert Burns. 

|AINALL. — O the pious friend- 
ships of the female sex ! 
Mrs. Marwood. — More tender, 
more sincere, and more enduring, 
than all the vain and empty vows of 
men, whether professing love to us, 
or mutual faith to one another. 

— Congreve. 

tf you have derived your ideas on 

* the subject from books only, it is 
possible that you have not the 
faintest conception what a good, 
honest, and substantial thing a young 
woman's friendship really is. 

— Blanche W. Howard. 

t am of Beranger's opinion, "That 

* the ideal woman should be neither 
mistress nor slave, but friend." 

— George Sand. 

(WEET is the memory of 

distant friends. Like the 

mellow rays of the declining sun, it 

falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. 

— Washington Irving. 

T ove is a sudden blaze, which soon decays ; 
Friendship is like the sun's eternal rays ; 
Not daily benefits exhaust the flame ; 
It still is giving, and still burns the same. 

— Gay. 

A lthough a friend may remain 

faithful in misfortune, yet none 

but the very best and loftiest will 

remain faithful to us after our errors 

and our sins. 

— F. W. Farrar. 

have heard you say, 

That we shall see and know our friends in heaven. 

— Shakspere. 

[HOOSE your friend wisely, 
Test your friend well ; 
True friends, like rarest gems, 

Prove hard to tell. 
Winter him, summer him, 

Know your friend well. 

— Unknown. 

Take heed of thy friends. A faith- 
ful friend is a strong defense ; 
and he that hath found such a one 
hath found a treasure. Nothing 
doth countervail a faithful friend, 
and his excellency is invaluable. 

— Proverbs. 


he youth of friendship is better 
than its old age. 

— Hazlitt. 

E on such good terms with your 
friend as if you knew that he 
may one day become your enemy. 

— Unknown. 

TN life it is difficult to say who do 
you the most mischief — enemies 
with the worst intentions or friends 
with the best. 

— Edward Bulwer. 

*"pHAT is just the way in this world ; 
an enemy can partly ruin a man, 
but it takes a good-natured injudi- 
cious friend to complete the thing 
and make it perfect. 

— Samuel L. Clemens. 

tie that has no friend and no enemy 
is one of the vulgar, and without 
talents, power, or energy. 

— Lavater. 

Y friendship you mean the 
greatest love, the greatest use- 
fulness, and the most open com- 
munication, the noblest sufferings, 
and the severest truth, the heartiest 
counsel, and the greatest union of 
minds of which brave men and 
women are capable. 

—Jeremy Taylor. 

'"pHERE's virtue in thy friendship 

Would make the saddest tale of sorrow pleasing, 
Strengthen my constancy, and welcome ruin. 

— Otway. 

tt is easy to say how we love new 
friends, and what we think of them, 
but words can never trace out all the 
fibres that knit us to the old. 

— George Eliot. 

HE things are few 
I would not do 
In friendship's name. 

Not even love 
Should rank above 
True Friendship's name. 

— W.S. Gilbert. 

u/e are the weakest of spendthrifts 
if we let one friend drop off 
through inattention, or let one push 
away another, or if we hold aloof 
from one for petty jealousy, or heed- 
less roughness. Would you throw 
away a diamond because it pricked 
you ? One good friend is not to be 
weighed against all the jewels of the 

— Unknown. 

jRIENDSHIP ! First treasure of the breast, 
Strong as the stamp on iron prest, 
Changeless by trial, time, or shore, 
And firmer still as cools the ore ! 
Within the earth's deluding round, 
How are thou sought, how art thou found? 

Not swifter on the eye decays 

The meteor of the evening haze — 

The morning coronet of dew, 

That bends the harebells tender blue, 

Not swifter fades the rose's sigh, 

Than Earth, thy friendship is gone by. 

— Richard Wilton. 

ro long as we love we serve ; so 
long as we are loved by others 
I would almost say that we are in- 
dispensable ; and no man is useless 
while he has a Friend. 

— Robert Louis Stevenson. 

CRiENDSHip will do whatever human 
nature at its best can do. 

— Unknown. 

T is the fate of most men who 

mingle with the world, and 

attain even the prime of life, to 

make many real friends. 

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How can we tell what coming 
people are aboard the ships that may 
be sailing to us now from the un- 
known seas ? 

— Charles Dickens. 

now often, when life's summer day 
Is waning, and its sun descends ; 

Wisdom drives laughing wit away, 
And lovers shrivel into friends. 
— Walter S. Landor. 

Perhaps the most delightful friend- 
ships are those in which there is 
much agreement, much disputation, 
and yet more personal liking. 

— George Eliot, 

FRIEND whom you have been 
gaining duringyour whole life, 
you ought not to be displeased with 
in a moment. A stone is many years 
becoming a ruby ; take care that you 
do not destroy it in an instant 
against another stone. 

— Saadz. 

'npwo people cannot strike hands 
together unless with a feeling of 
disagreeable resolve, and not gain 
something; perhaps the most treas- 
ured influence of their lives. 

— Unknown. 

tp you have a friend and you love him well, 
Let my advice on your friendship glimmer — 

Print all his faults in "Nonpareil™ 

But publish his virtues in big " LONG PRIMER." 

— Robert J. Burdette. 

F you have a friend worth loving, 
Love him. Yes, and let him know- 
That you love him, ere life's evening 
Tinge his brow with sunset glow ; 
Why should good words ne'er be said 
Of a friend till he is dead ? 

— Unknown. 

\* 7hen you make a new friend, 
think of the future enemy who 
is already in him. 

— Schopenhauer. 

Come of the firmest friendships have 
been contracted between persons 
of different dispositions, the mind 
being often pleased with those perfec- 
tions which are new to it, and which 
it does not find among its own 

accomplishments . 

— Budge 11. 

jE are all travelers that throng 
A thorny road together, 
And if some pilgrim not so strong, 
As I, but footsore, do me wrong, 
I'll make excuse — the way is long, 
And stormy is the weather. 

— Fitz Hugh Ludlow. 

''"pis as hard to be a good fellow, a 
good friend, and a lover of 
women, as 'tis to be a good fellow, 
and a good friend, and a lover of 

— Wycherly. 

tt is not by attending to our friends 
in our way, but in theirs that we 
can really avail them. 

— Margaret Fuller, 

|HE ruins of old friendships are 
a more melancholy spectacle 
to me than those of desolated palaces. 
They exhibit the heart that was once 
lighted up with joy all damp and de- 
serted, and haunted by those birds 
of ill-omen that only nestle in ruins. 

— Campbell. 


ne reason why friendships are so 
transient, is because we so often 
mistake a companion for a friend. 

— Henry W. Shaw. 

A friend cannot be known in pros- 
perity, and an enemy cannot be 
hidden in adversity. 

True friends visit us in prosperity 
only when invited, but in adversity 
*hey come without invitation. 

— Theofrhrastus. 

EOPLE make friends later 
than they used to, or at least 
so it seems to me — probably because 
they grow old, in general, later than 
they did. Friendship must change 
its nature with advancing years, but 
whatever makes later life full of activi- 
ties and new beginnings causes friend- 
ships also to begin at even the later 
stages of the journey. Friendship 
becomes rid of some vanity, it be- 
comes more noble and satisfying to 
the deeper thoughts and ideals, when 
the roots of it grow back into a long 
distant past; and if we can keep the 
power of making a few new friends 
in age, as we need them, to supple- 
ment those inherited from youth, 
which grow fewer with the years, 
but riper and more select, friendship 
should pay a satisfying role far along 
toward the end of life, the best role, 
indeed of its career, if, as Emerson 
thinks, a lifetime is needed for its 
completeness, while an hour or a day 
is enough for toil or play. 

— Norman Hapgood. 

NTO life's bitter cup true friendship drops 
Balsamic sweets to overpower the gall ; 
True friends, like ivy and the wall it props, 
Both stand together, or together fall. 

— Unknown. 

if " every man has his price," as some 
human appraiser has remarked, 
so has friendship; and in many cases 
an enemy is only a friend returned 
dishonored for want of funds to meet 
him with. 

— H. C. Bunner. 

TjE that hath gained a friend hath 
given hostages to fortune. 

— Shakspere. 

OES friendship really go on to 
be more pain than pleasure? 
I doubt it, for even in its deepest 
sorrows there is a joy which makes 
ordinary pleasure a very poor, mean- 
ingless affair, 

— Unknown. 

'TpHE place where two friends first 

met is sacred to them all through 

their friendship, all the more sacred 

as their friendship deepens and grows 


— Phillips Brooks. 

'-pRUE happiness 

Consists not in the multitude of friends, 
But in their worth and choice. 

— Ben Jonson. 

t could not live without the love of 

my friends. 

— John Keats. 

|RIENDS ever are provisionally friends — 

Friends for so far — Friends just to such a point, 
And then "farewell !" friends with an understanding — 
As " should the road be pretty safe"— " the sea 
Not over rough," and so on— friends of ifs 
And buts — no friends ! — Oh, could I find the man 
Would be a simple, thorough-going friend ! 

— -J. S. Knowles 


he holy passion of Friendship is 
of so sweet and steady and loyal 
and enduring a nature that it will last 
through a whole lifetime, if not asked 
to lend money. 

— Samuel L. Clemens. 

tf I had the inclination and ability 
to do the cruelest thing upon 
earth to the man I hated, I would 
lay him under the necessity of 
borrowing money of a friend. 

— Edward Moore. 


POET might sing you his sweetest of songs, 
But this must the poet have known : 
Of the heart whose love to you only belongs, 
Whose strength would be spent to save you from wrongs, 
Of a soul knit to yours with the mightiest thongs, 

And sing them for you alone ! 

An artist might paint you a picture fair 

That would equal the greatest known ; 
But the heart of a friend, to do and to dare, 
To save you from sorrow, and trial, and care, 
Is something an artist, paint he ever so rare, 
Has never on canvas shown ! 

With wealth one could buy poet, artist, and all, 
And yours might be treasures unknown ; 

But the love of a friend, ah ! who can recall 

Such a priceless gift in their lives let fall 

As a true, faithful heart ? I would such an one thrall 
And keep it for you alone ! 

- — Volney Streamer. 

IE were friends from the first 
moment. Sincere attach- 
ments usually begin at the beginning. 
— -Joseph Jefferson* 

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